Squirt – “the holy grail” of bike lubes (not our words but the words of industry folk and reviewers from around the world.
The right lube for every situation. OK, well nearly every situation.
No-one loves a squeaker. Give squirt a try and you will be most impressed. No flammable hydrocarbon solvents, no wax separation, 100% biodegradable and very long lasting. Wouldn’t you like that ride to last a little longer?
As used by Irina Kalentieva, World Champion Mountain Biker, and Norman Blinman, farmer (rounds up his cows on his bike).
The serious stuff:
Squirt is a wax based, long lasting dry lube for use on bicycle chains. Developed in South Africa, this liquid lubricant has unique properties that make it ideal for use in all cycling conditions. It had been developed to give better lubrication, last longer and keep the chain cleaner over extreme distances for both MTB and road cycling. And, the big bonus – no degreasing is ever required.
Squirt is an emulsion that is blended under special controlled conditions from a number of waxes. This process gives it a unique smooth texture that makes it very easy to apply.
Due to Squirt’s composition, build-up due to dirt does not occur and no grinding paste will form. Continuous application can be done without having to clean the chain. Excess wax that gets expelled by the chain does not attract dirt, hardens slightly and falls off during riding. Cleaning with a dry brush is adequate. This lubricant also sticks to the chain longer and extends lubrication intervals.
Squirt Physical properties:
• This lubricant is not flammable.
• It has an off white colour with a very mild odour.
• Store between 5°C and 35°C.
• Thermal decomposition will only take place at approx.100°C.
• On skin contact, remove with warm water and soap. (Not readily absorbed through the skin)
• 100% biodegradable
How to apply:
Start by degreasing your chain (even if it is brand new) or degrease thoroughly all the black grinding paste that was your old lube.
Position upturned bottle near rear derailleur and spin pedals backwards applying a continuous milky film for about 2 complete cycles along the inside of the chain. Wait a minute or two for it to soak into the chain linkages.
DO NOT WIPE OFF EXCESS. Squirt is just wax and water and any excess wax will slough away (this is how it works – dirt sticks to the wax and sloughs away).
NEVER DEGREASE AGAIN. Simply reapply. and that is that.
15ml sample/travel bottle, 120ml bottle and a larger 500ml workshop bottle.
There are many testimonials from all over the world but this one covers them all in the words of a champion and down to earth nice guy.
“Squirt is like no other lube I’ve used before, It’s durable like an oil-based lube, but clean like a wax-based lube. I’ve used Squirt in 24hr races, racing in the dust of inland Australia, the mud of Canada and just about everywhere else and it’s never let me down. Better still, I’m rewarded with a clean drive train!”
James “Willo” Williamson, ’08 World Solo 24hr Champ – A Great Guy we honour and remember
Keep it simple, keep it sweet and give squirt a try – more like a way of life than a lube.
Over the Edge are Australian distributors and we can send Squirt to you but to save on postage check out these bike shops who stock this awesome stuff!
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Bio Bike-Biodegradable Bike Cleaner
Bio-Bike is a concentrated and effective bike wash for proper cleaning that is not harmful. It contains no free caustic, 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It can be diluted up to 15 times.
Bike Wash: Spray onto surface to be cleaned and allow to penetrate. Brush with soft brush and rinse with water. In case of excessive buildup, leave for a few minutes before rinsing.
Degreaser: For cleaning gunked–up chain (from previous oil, other dry lubes or new chain grease), spray onto chain undiluted while turning cranks backwards. Use firm brush to agitate and accelerate Bio-Bike’s dissolving action. Rinse with water after a few minutes.